38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Syrah, 18% Grenache, 8% Petite Sirah
The long slow growing season in 2011 truly delivered some remarkable grapes at Law Vineyard across and array of varietals.  Audacious gives us an opportunity to showcase this without the limitations of adhering to any one family of varietals.  The Cabernet Sauvignon is grown in some pretty tough mountain soils and delivers deep red fruits and herbal undertones with fantastic tannin and structure.  The Syrah is an Australian clone that is rich and silky with dark blue and black fruits.  Grenache from a west facing Alban clone contributes bright fruit and great acidity while the Petite Sirah adds yet another layer of structure with more rustic notes.  Once again these are fermented separately.  This wine receives the highest percentage of new oak at around 60%.  The 2011 Audacious, like all Law wines, will certainly show well in its youth, but will truly shine with some extended bottle aging.
 
$150.00
 
SKU: 1101
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Ratings
96 Points, Robert Parker
The 2011 Audacious reminds me of a Howell Mountain Cabernet with its creme de cassis and purple fruits, lead pencil shavings, caramelized meats and chalky minerality. As with the other 2011s from this estate, it has full-bodied richness and depth, solid mid-palate concentration and building tannin that comes through on the finish. It's a terrific wine that will have 10-15 years of longevity.
 
94 Points, Wine Enthusiast - Matt Kettmann
This booming, boozy blend of 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Syrah, 18% Grenache and 8% Petite Sirah is properly named, opening with fragrant notes of red berries, toasted sage and mocha. It’s juicy up front, then gets serious in the midpalate, with tobacco and wild game. Acidity shines through the alcohol on the end. 
 
92 Points, Wine Spectator - James Laube 
Seductively creamy mocha-laced oak wraps around a dense, chewy core of espresso, dried berry, licorice and tobacco. Long and tannic on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Grenache and Petite Sirah. Drink now through 2025. 579 cases made.